Though it may be easy to forget at times, the most important aspect of your wedding is the people in attendance. Your bridesmaids, in particular, are there to support you, celebrate you, help you get ready, ease your nerves, assist you with last-minute tasks, and remind you to enjoy the chaos and beauty of the day. At times, you might even think they're angels sent from heaven. They probably are.
Don't overlook this opportunity to thank your best friends for everything they've done for you over the course of this day and your friendship. Though it's not the only way, a few unique gifts are a great way to show some love for your girlies. You've probably already given them a few cute ‘will you be my bridesmaid gifts,' but because they have already done so much for you, it's never a bad idea to remind them how much you value their help. By the wedding day, they most likely will have gone above and beyond their typical bridesmaid duties.
There's no pressure to spend any large sum of money on these presents, but to give you a typical range, we normally see brides spend anywhere from $75 to $200 on each bridesmaid. It's also up to you when you want to give these tokens of gratitude. The rehearsal dinner or morning of the wedding are common times to surprise your squad.
To jumpstart your creative brain, we've gathered our favorite bridesmaid gift ideas for your wedding and compiled them below.
1. Personalized Candles
Whether they're champagne themed or personalized by your bridesmaids' birthdates, candles are always a hit. Do some research on their favorite scents beforehand or personalize the label with a cute picture of the two of you. No matter which route you choose, these jars will be kept long after the wick burns out.
2. Matching Pajama Sets
This gift is perfect if you're planning to have a photographer on hand while your squad gets ready on the morning of the wedding. Opt for silk pajama sets, monogrammed flannels, or matching robes depending on the season of your wedding. Think girly slumber party vibes and don't forget to snap a few pictures as you pop the champagne.
3. Wedding-Ready Jewelry
If you're looking to add some additional uniformity to your crew on your wedding day, jewelry is the perfect option. We especially love this choice if you opted for various shades or patterns of bridesmaid dresses. Picture gold lockets, name necklaces, matching mini hoop earrings, initial pieces, or layered necklaces that work with their bridesmaid dresses. And, as an added bonus, this present also alleviates some of the stress for your girls when it comes to picking outfit accessories.
4. Trendy Charcuterie Boards
This gift allows you to strike the ideal balance between luxurious and practical. Pair a uniquely textured charcuterie board with a set of fun, colorful glassware and you have the perfect wine and cheese night.
5. Pretty Notebooks
Personalized journals allow your besties to jot down some planning ideas or last minute to-dos in regards to your wedding. These cute notebooks also encourage your friends to share some memories about your friendship or thoughts on your big day. If it's on brand for you, maybe begin your wedding day with a group session of sharing daily grateful.
6. Mini Polaroid Cameras
If you're looking for a truly unique bridesmaid gift idea, this is it. Gifting these cuties ensures you go home with candid and intimate memories of your wedding day captured through the eyes of your best friends.
7. Spa Gift Cards
There's nothing better than a day of relaxation, especially before a festivities-packed weekend. This could also serve as an opportunity for you to spend more time with your best girlfriends before you get hitched. Consider booking your facials and massages on the same day so you're able to hang out together during the downtime. Or opt for manis and pedis so you can chat while you're getting pampered.
8. Custom Hair Clips
This one is at the top of our list of fun bridesmaid gifts. Consider gifting these before your bachelorette party so everyone can don their new accessory at brunch or around town. Bold and trendy, these are the perfect option if you're looking for a few smaller things to mix together to create a personalized gift box.
9. Personalized Yoga Mats
Looking for the best gift for an active bridal party? Custom yoga mats are both cute and practical. Book a private group class with your girls and surprise them with their new high-quality gear. Even if a few of your bridesmaids aren’t avid yogis, they're bound to appreciate this versatile gift.
10. Beaded Friendship Bracelets
Remember when you played wedding dress up and made friendship bracelets in elementary school? Looks like we have come full circle with this gift idea! Fun and trendy, this bridesmaid gift idea runs on the cheaper side, but you'd never know it just by looking at them. These are the perfect sign of gratitude when you're working on a tight budget. Gift these individually or add them to another gift for some playful cheer that'll spark some true nostalgia.
11. Your Favorite Novel
There's no better way to get to know your friend on a deeper level than to read their favorite book. If you're a lover of literature, this is a great way to share another part of yourself with your besties. They'll thank you on their journey home after your wedding weekend.
Alexandra's Boutique Can Help
No matter what gift you decide on, your thoughtful planning and care will be appreciated by your bridesmaids. And because we know no two friendships are exactly alike, don't be afraid to get each of your girlfriends a different gift.
Alexandra's Boutique is not only here to help you and your besties find the perfect dresses for your big day. We want to share in your complete journey! Stop by and visit for more wedding tips or make an appointment with our specialists today.